A Wonderful Visit by the
of the Mother of God
The miraculous icon of the Mother of God visited our parish for five days, from November 30th - December 4th.
On Saturday evening, November 30th, after the meeting of the icon, the All-Night Vigil was served. Many people came to confession and received Holy Communion at the Divine Liturgy the next day (Sunday). On the following Monday and Tuesday, the icon was taken to visit our parishoners who are in hospitals and nursing homes. On Monday evening, the Akathist to the Theotokos was sung before the icon.
The joyful visit concluded on Wednesday, December 4th with the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Entry of the Theotokos, which is also Sisterhood Day. After the liturgy, a trapeza was held at the Parish Hall. The guardian of the icon, Father Nicholas Olkhovsky, gave a brief talk about some of the travels of the icon, including to Russia and Japan . All present were able to once more venerate the icon before its departure.
Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov presided over the visit and services, co-served by Archpriest Serge Lukianov, Father Serge Ledkovsky, Father Seraphim Chemodakov, Father Nicholas Olkhovsky and Protodeacon Leonid Roschko.